"Crash" Character Analysis

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Challenging and thought-provoking, Paul Haggis' "Crash" takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast of characters' struggles to overcome their fears as they careen in and out of one another's lives. In the gray area between black and white, victim and aggressor, there are no easy answers. Funny, powerful, and always unpredictable, "Crash" boldly reminds us of the importance of tolerance as it ventures beyond color lines…and uncovers the truth of our shared humanity (plot synopsis from film's official site). Most people …show more content…

Upon further inspection of the vehicles undercarriage he suggest that they keep driving and that the "Chinaman" will eventually let go. Peter explains that if he could have let go
He would have considered the possibility oh, about half a block ago. Thank God Peter is there to prevent Anthony from being charged for manslaughter. Although, that is exactly why Anthony wants to hit and run, fear of arrest. It also shows his lack of compassion and respect for the "dopey Chinaman" and the rest of his race. Finally Peter wins the
Argument and they haul him from under the SUV, and kindly drop him on the soft concrete in front of the hospital emergency bay. As if that wasn't bad enough, they were in for a real bummer. Due to the obvious traces of blood and flesh on the vehicle, their employee (whose name is name is Lucien by the way) can not accept the vehicle, meaning they do not get paid.

For Anthony and Peter this means that they have another day to find that SUV. Another day, another dollar, or in their case, another day, another black Lincoln Navigator. On their way to Anthony's actual car Peter says hello to a friend of his from down the street. Anthony critiques Peter's choice in friends, muttering "Man robs purses from old ladies. That nigger would steal teeth from a cripple, man". Peter challenges Anthony to explain to him how what they do for a living is any different. The difference, Anthony justifies, is that he does


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